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Future of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce is unclear

Monday, September 22, 2014

Most chamber of commerce meetings center on discussions of networking, event planning and marketing. The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday night focused on whether the chamber even has a future. “The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has reached a crossroad. It has become increasingly difficult to find people who are willing and able to serve on the Chamber Board. Without board members the Chamber will cease to exist,” … 0

Downtown: Hoping customers will follow suit, Main Street businesses back Discover Downtown campaign

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Things are Cooking on North Main Street, a cluster of customers stared at the coffee maker with equal parts confusion and curiosity. They peered at the sleek features of the Nespresso machine and examined the plastic pods of accompanying coffee. One woman leaned in for a closer look. “Woowww,” she said, as her companions nodded in awe. In downtown Concord on Friday, … 1

Business notes for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bank of New Hampshire recently gave $2,250 to the 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games, which were held Friday through yesterday in Lincoln, and their youth program. Milestone Engineering & Construction Inc. of Concord recently completed the Plymouth branch of the Bank of New Hampshire. Construction included a teller line, drive-up window, private offices … 0

Missing men in U.S. workforce risk permanent separation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement savings while he earned a master’s degree. The added credential helped … 0

GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas as Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges

Sunday, September 21, 2014

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler called back some Jeep and Dodge sport utility vehicles, according to government reports Saturday. The GM recall may affect 132,921 vehicles, including 2013 to 2015 Cadillac XTS models made from Feb. 14, 2012, … 0

Business people for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Henry LIpman, senior vice president for strategy and external relations at LRGHealthcare, recently was named chairman of the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Hospital Association. He previously served as vice chairman, secretary/treasurer and as chairman of … 0

Partnership for a Drug-Free N.H. gets tax-exempt status

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Partnership for a drug-free New Hampshire recently announced it has received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This classification designates the organization as a public charity, which also means donations to the group are now tax deductible. Past donations to the organization also qualify. “As a … 0

Global Impact: In disasters around the world, Globe gear protects

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield makes the kind of things buyers hope they’ll never need, but know that sooner or later, they will. The products are in fire departments in Loudon and Kuwait and Washington, D.C. They’re what rescue … 0

Concord job fair planned at Steeplegate Mall

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More than 60 employers will be at a job fair Sept. 24 at the Steeplegate Mall, looking to fill positions ranging from home health care aides to bank tellers, manufacturing and corrections workers. The job fair was organized by New Hampshire Employment Security and the New Hampshire Employer … 0

for sale in hopkinton: A beautiful dwelling – inside and out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details, modern amenities and lots of space. Situated … 0

For NASCAR, race is on to tap into bracket hype

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with its NASCAR partners, are betting on a bracket. This year, the NASCAR playoff chase, which rolls into Loudon today with the Sylvania 300, will take a play out of the college basketball playbook, introducing the NASCAR Perfect Grid Challenge. With $100,000 … 0

Decision expected this year on competing transmission projects

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The region’s grid operator is expected to decide between two competing transmission projects by the end of the year in an effort to address reliability concerns for the Greater Boston area. The project ISO New England selects to be constructed will be financed by New England ratepayers. New … 0

Salvation Army’s McKenna House seeks donations to match federal grant

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Salvation Army’s McKenna House in Concord needs to raise money to improve its chances of securing a federal grant to fund an expansion, and it’s asking the public for help. Last year, the McKenna House applied for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to pay for 16 … 0